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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(2) 56-71

A Metaphoric Approach to the Conception of the "Teacher-Headmaster-School" in Different Age Categories

Akif Sözer & Burcu Sel

pp. 56 - 71   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1907-05-0001.R1

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The aim of this study is to analyze the perceptions of the individuals of different ages about the concepts of teacher-manager-school by means of metaphors. Phenomenology method, one of qualitative research form, and convenience sampling have been used in this study. The study group consisted of 210 participants with different age levels. Research data has been obtained via metaphor identification form. Data has been analyzed by content analysis technique and according to research results, 542 valid metaphors have been determined. Five categories have been determined as to “teacher conception”, which are loadstar and future enlightening person, source of information, compassionate and sacred being, supervisor-disciplined and authoritative being and creator of future respcetively. Another five categories for “headmasters” which are focus of management, authoritative and supervisor being, leader and loadstar being, financier of education, a being that have negative features. As to “school conception”, six categories have been defined: love and solidarity environment, growth and maturation environment, supervising and discipline environment, guidance environment and finance environment. The conceptual categories created as a result of this categorization process have been analyzed by Pearson's chi-square analysis by taking the age of the participants into consideration. As a result of the analysis, no significant difference has been found between age groups of participants as to teachers, principals and school concepts. Although a number of radical changes in the role of important components such as school-headmaster-teacher within the scope of modern education system are targeted, the traditional perceptions of these concepts continue.

Keywords: Metaphor, Headmaster, School, Teacher

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APA 6th edition
Sozer, A. & Sel, B. (2020). A Metaphoric Approach to the Conception of the "Teacher-Headmaster-School" in Different Age Categories . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(2), 56-71. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.241.5

Sozer, A. and Sel, B. (2020). A Metaphoric Approach to the Conception of the "Teacher-Headmaster-School" in Different Age Categories . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(2), pp. 56-71.

Chicago 16th edition
Sozer, Akif and Burcu Sel (2020). "A Metaphoric Approach to the Conception of the "Teacher-Headmaster-School" in Different Age Categories ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (2):56-71. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.241.5.

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